Breaking news:  Reversing the Haa dzongkhag court’s ruling, the High Court Bench I yesterday convicted former foreign minister Rinzin Dorje to one year in prison for misusing dzongkhag DCM pool vehicle to transport his private timber from Thimphu to Haa.

The court, however, granted the defendant an option to pay Thrimthue in lieu of imprisonment amounting to Nu 45,000. The court also ordered former Lyonpo Rinzin Dorje, who is now the member of the Parliament, to pay penalty of Nu 111,640 within 10 days of the decision.